73 Black Q Code Convertible

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Special order paint. Black with white interior. Purchased from Lee Jarmon Ford in Carrollton, Texas. Less than 20,000 miles.
 

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Lazarus

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1972 Mustang Convertible 351-2V/TKO600
Beautiful car! Welcome from NC.
 

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Howdy and welcome from Texas. Great looking '73!
 

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I have a 71 Mach 1 grabber blue and white, a 73 Mach 1 Copper and White with power sunroof and a 73 Convertible all loaded
That is a special car. Not sure why the seats look like they have been redone with such low miles. Maybe a Marti report might say something more rare besides Q code and special paint
 
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That is a special car. Not sure why the seats look like they have been redone with such low miles. Maybe a Marti report might say something more rare besides Q code and special paint
I have very little history on the car before 1990 but did find it was way out to Washington state at some point then sold at Barrett Jackson Las Vegas in 2006 and the auction info mentioned a restoration in the late 80's?? The title from Washington state showed mileage in the 14 thousands so I believe the mileage is correct. It was purchased by a collector in Ohio and driven occaisonally. I have seen other late production special order black 1973 mustang convertibles with the same interior and wonder if the two tone black and white knit vinyl was not installed because it was a black car and solid white looked better?? Or they were using up existing inventory as it was in the last two weeks of convertible production?? Or it was restored andreally has 120,000 or so miles and just turned over LOL! Would be interesting to really know....I have the Marti report as a pdf with the photos so you could look at it. The Barrett Jackson info can be found thru Google by typing 1973 black Q code convertible sold at BJ in 2006. If anyone has any info on this car it would be great to hear from them
 

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I have a 71 Mach 1 grabber blue and white, a 73 Mach 1 Copper and White with power sunroof and a 73 Convertible all loaded
There is another low mile late model 73 discussed on this site that Marti also says knitted vinyl, but isn't also but is the same pattern the knitted ones were. I'm thinking since you say yours was restored it was changed as the standard design covers were more readily available. I see the standard seats on 73's all the time and believe most were recovered in what was available instead of matching what was original. They also might have run out of knitted vinyl in late 73 which might explain the other 73 here and maybe yours. Sorry if I sound like a negative jerk, but I see cars all the time that claim low miles, but have been restored and erased what is special about low miles cars and have no authentic docs to prove low miles. I generally don't consider state tittles enough. Did they restore most or a sympathetic restoration preserving originality as much as possible. It is possible to study every little part on the car to learn more to see if it tells you more. Either way you have a really nice car and being restored you don't have to worry as much about preserving originality.
 
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There is another low mile late model 73 discussed on this site that Marti also says knitted vinyl, but isn't also but is the same pattern the knitted ones were. I'm thinking since you say yours was restored it was changed as the standard design covers were more readily available. I see the standard seats on 73's all the time and believe most were recovered in what was available instead of matching what was original. They also might have run out of knitted vinyl in late 73 which might explain the other 73 here and maybe yours. Sorry if I sound like a negative jerk, but I see cars all the time that claim low miles, but have been restored and erased what is special about low miles cars and have no authentic docs to prove low miles. I generally don't consider state tittles enough. Did they restore most or a sympathetic restoration preserving originality as much as possible. It is possible to study every little part on the car to learn more to see if it tells you more. Either way you have a really nice car and being restored you don't have to worry as much about preserving originality.

Yes likely replaced with what was available at the time. So much more repo parts for 71-73s today. A big selling point of the car was the numbers matching drivetrain and lack of rust as it spent a good deal of time in Texas. It even still has the buck tag. Have already put on over 1000 miles in the past year. A blast to drive and goes like hell. And regular gas for 73's.
 

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Original owner of custom order 1973 convertible with the Q code. I still have the factory window sticker. She has competition suspension, deluxe interior with full gauges, ac, tilt, and forged aluminum slotted mag wheels. The hood is the original flat black dual scoop and a black trim along the bottom sides. All original.
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A nice looking vert. Just so you know the wheels on the car are special if they are the forged aluminum. I don't know if you saw my post on the secret on making tops last. Use Johnsons baby soap in the bar if still available and a soft brush. There is a small amount of baby oil in the soap and it keeps the top soft. My first top lasted 30 years not garaged.
 

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Nice car!! Congratulations! A lot of your options I want to see at my car.
 
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